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Gift Ideas for Big Brother: A Dress Watch to a Field Watch

Watches can be your way-to-go to solidify siblings' relationships.
Sep 10, 2021

Talking about what my brother and I have been through together, from family vacations, late night talks, graduation, and this month he just hit a milestone, a new job. As such, I started thinking of the best gift ideas for big brother. He's special, and with that being said comes a need for a special gift. 

Sharing pretty much everything is the true nature of having siblings, be it clothes, shoes, or books. But in my case, sharing watches is far beyond a complex thing to say to my brother. He said he would give a world for me but not his treasure, time-tellers. 

We may have different characters, but my big brother and I come from the same background, watch enthusiasts (nice to know we have the same interest). Having a talk about many things with him is indeed fun as we also have the same sense of humor. 

But we could spend the whole night only talking about timepieces. We often converse about the specifications of the watch, the history of the brand, and the mechanical things. Thus, I want to give him the best watch to mark his journey (this can also complete his watch collections).

This is classic, indeed, giving a watch to a horologist. But I believe that every timepiece holds different stories, both from the watch itself and my intention, especially at his new milestone. If you face the same problem as me and are confused about the gift, stay seated and read the rest of the article. 

Why watches make the best gift ideas for big brother

Even a person who is not into watches would be pleased receiving one and it, certainly, would be like a cherry on top of a cake for watch-lovers, like my brother. Why is that?

Having a watch around your wrist is undeniably enhancing your style. Not only that it radiates your aura but also reflects personality. Leather strap with its elegance and stainless steel band that emits robustness. This is why choosing a watch could be tricky as one over another choice could make you perform differently. Giving it as a gift for my brother would be like giving a glimpse of his personality.   

Not to mention that a watch provides both a stunning and fashionable look while also balancing its performance. Giving the wearer a complete look they need. A watch is not a thrown-away gift and some of them could last a lifetime, even passed down to generations as an heirloom. Above all, gifting a watch also means giving time for your loved one. That would be a perfect way for me to express how much I care for my big brother. 

Finding gift ideas for big brother can be tough sometimes but knowing that he's a watch-lover truly helps me to save an excruciating amount of time. However, finding the perfect watch that matched him would be a different story as I was faced with quite many appealing ones. Here are some of my watch recommendations as gift ideas for big brother from a dress watch to a field watch.

Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Ref. AL-525G4H6

Consider a unique timekeeper to remind your big brother just how much you love him (just in case you don’t say it)? He will feel appreciated once he sees Seastrong Diver Heritage Ref. AL-525G4H6 that is crafted by Alpina. The dial is a work of art yet will make him cooler than ever while other dive watches we know usually present in bulk. 

Seastrong Diver Heritage Ref. AL-525G4H6

This watch, however, with the sunburst sunray face and textured rubber strap makes everyone dressier. So if your brother loves doing everything about water sports, especially snorkelling or scuba diving, this timepiece will definitely save him! It also looks good to wear to his workplace.

Ball Watch Co. Fireman Victory Clous de Paris Blue Ref. NM2098C-S5J-BE 

This is one stylish time-teller from Ball Watch Co. Fireman Victory Clous de Paris Blue Ref. NM2098C-S5J-BE is very masculine and chic for him, unifies elegance and enchantment at a time. Your brother will be shocked by its “Clous de Paris” pattern dial, a special type of guilloche or embossing dial which is resulting in small square knobs. 

Ball Watch Co. Fireman Victory Clous de Paris Blue Ref. NM2098C-S5J-BE

Let’s be honest, this guilloche is an eye-popping design that adds more value and visual flare to a wristwatch. There’s no other way to say that Fireman Victory Clous de Paris is a very good everyday watch at a classic size 40mm. Buy him one if he truly appreciates art, your brother will be very thankful for this (especially if he loves blue).

Glycine Airman 42 "Double Twelve" Horizon Ref. GL0062

Glycine wristwatches are most unarguably a good investment for watch collectors, especially for those who love to travel. So if your brother is a kind of adventurous man, Airman 42 "Double Twelve" Horizon Ref. GL0062 absolutely suits him. 

Glycine Airman 42 "Double Twelve" Horizon Ref. GL0062

Going out on trips and to different continents will never be a great deal for this watch. It would even be your brother's best companion while enjoying his activities. That’s because the 12-hour scale on the bezel provides a simple way to track a second time zone and it means he doesn’t need a travel watch anymore to carry.

Seiko 5 Sports “Military Style” Black - Leather Ref. SBSA121

For a big brother who adores a watch in military style, Seiko 5 Sports “Military Style” Black - Leather Ref. SBSA121 is a cool timepiece with dozens of functions. While some of the world's most famous military watches never come in larger case sizes, this timepiece also keeps the originality measuring under 40mm with a case diameter of 39.4mm which results a good wearability on everyone’s wrist.

Seiko 5 Sports “Military Style” Black - Leather Ref. SBSA121

Maybe your brother loves outdoor activities, the Hardlex crystal on its charcoal dial will help him survive since an accidental bump can happen anytime. The black leather strap is also there to create more wearability while he climbs or hikes. So that when he currently needs a timekeeper to stand up to all life throws at him, this one is perfect.

Steinhart Ocean 2 Premium Carbon Black

If you want to make your brother happy on his special day, surprise him with Steinhart Ocean 2 Premium Carbon Black. This will keep him stylish through a set of modern material and technology. First, the case made of carbon fiber is the most ultralight material in watchmaking, so your brother won't complain that this dive watch is heavy on his wrist. 

Steinhart Ocean 2 Premium Carbon Black

Second, the eye-catchy leather strap is very modish in basic colour. Third, it is hard to believe that this piece offers 300 meter water resistance. And the list continues with other Steinhart offers. No matter what task he does, this watch is perfect for any condition.

Steinhart Beige Tan - 24mm (Sizes: S)

But, if you think he already owns a bunch of collections, it is better to give him another watch accessory, a strap. One example is Steinhart Beige Tan - 24mm (Sizes: S) that suits any skin tone. Made of high quality calf leather, all exotics are genuine and not embossed. He will exude a strong magnetism once he switches the strap into this.

Steinhart Beige Tan - 24mm (Sizes: S)

RIOS Water Resistant Bass - Hightech Material

Does he love to do extreme sports? Is he a professional diver? If so, RIOS Water Resistant Bass - Hightech Material is perfect for him. RIOS is proud to offer a choice of high quality water-resistant strap. This wristband is suitable for almost every situation made of high-tech material. You can choose between the 20/18mm or the 22mm/20mm.

RIOS Water Resistant Bass - Hightech Material

Gnomon Watches Gift Card

Still confused in choosing the right watch or losing a thought of which gift ideas for big brother suits the best? Worry no more! Give him a Gnomon watch gift card and let him choose by himself, what’s his favorite. The gift card will be sent through email and there are some instructions to redeem it while he buys the item. Better yet, it does not need additional processing fees.

Choosing watches as gift ideas for big brother could be one best way to go. It means that you are giving more than just a gift in that timepiece where you also present time, wish, and style.

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